updated 06:10 pm EST, Mon February 27, 2012
Retailer enters clearout mode
Best Buy is taking the step of deleting the iPad 2 from its inventory systems, a leak at the retailer indicates. One screenshot reportedly shows a white 32GB model as deleted, but the source of the leak claims that other models have also been removed. The change comes alongside a confirmed $50 discount on all iPad 2 models.
The retailer is believed to be treating the iPad 2 as an end-of-life product. If so, it might support other claims that Apple will announce an iPad 3 during the first full week of March, and ship it shortly afterward. The iPad 2 originally shipped on March 11th of last year.